I recently signed up for Loose Button Luxe Box, which is the Canadian version of Birchbox from US and Glossybox from the UK. Every month they mail out 4-5 deluxe samples for a charge of $12 + GST. The samples are personalized to the “beauty profile” you create when you sign up. Sounds like a deal? Yeah it totally did to me. Being a beauty blogger, I think it is important for me to experiment and what better outlet than deluxe samples?
Want to see what I got?
Thoughts: I don’t use lip plumping treatments, but that’s the entire point, isn’t it? I’m game. I am happy to get this.
Proclaim Cocoa Butter Hand & Body Lotion
Thoughts: It smells really good and the sample quantity is generous. I do have issues with the quality, though. The product is rather forgettable. It is sticky and not easily absorbed by the skin. Not that moisturizing. The quality is a bummer.
Calvin Klein Forbidden Euphoria Fragrance
Thoughts: My favorite sample! The perfume is really amazing and the sample is a nice roll-on! Perfect to keep in your purse.
Handmade Earrings from Sheyna
Thoughts: What a pleasant surprise. I don’t like artificial jewellery, but I am sure one of the besties or mom will love it. They can have a arm wrestling contest or something ;)
Kaia Bamboo Facial Cleansing Cloth
Thoughts: Umm okay, this is a tricky one. I liked getting a sample of make-up wipes. BUT, most of the other people got a full sized nail polish from Cheeky Monkey or a deluxe sized sample of foundation from PUR minerals. I (and some other people, I assume) just got 2 make-up wipes. I’m so disappointed with this selection! There is a huge difference in value! I’m not impressed, Loose Button!
Overall thoughts: Although I like the idea, I felt ripped off seeing how some people got a full size nail polish or a deluxe foundation sample and I was just given 2 make-up wipes. If I had not known what others got, I would have been pretty satisfied with what I had, ignorance is bliss, I guess. The samples are a hit or miss for me. I’m going to give Luxe Box one more chance, if I see another inconsistency in the value of products distributed, I will get REALLY angry and cancel.